Heard a sermon yesterday about building your house on rock which provided the scriptures to finish what I had draft written about blindspots previously…. The methods of following Jesus are the cure to deal with the madness of blindspot challenges… Glad the Holy Spirit glued that and this together when I woke up this morning…what perfect timing…. that Holy Spirit is so good!
What’s in your Blindspot? 15 Jun
What’s lurking that you are not paying attention too?
What’s Satan got planned to throw at you when you least expect it? Seriously! New or old Christians, when you declare your LOVE for the Lord, that’s what sets the devil scrambling…. Trying to find any which way to trip you up… to pull something out of your blindspot… So get ready, get your own self on solid ground. And get out and flash your “Jesus card” at the Devil’s evil ways.
When I became 100% Christian, I accepted not only that Jesus was real, but that I loved Him… I declared personal allegiance and like those “cross in your pocket poems” suggest, I carry Him always.
And the Devil went scrambling.
Twice, recently, I was driving and a car was in my blindspot, and I blessedly did not crash. I wasn’t watching what I couldn’t see, I didn’t expect it.
Multiple times, after I had declared myself 100% accepting Christ, sinful temptation came from my blindspot, I blessedly did not crash. I wasn’t watching what I couldn’t see, I didn’t expect it.
I won’t air my dirty laundry of sins, but do know that Jesus knows how to do laundry! He washes you clean. Jesus can do delicate as well as heavy duty washes, and if you lean your cross up against His for support, then He will gently hang your cleaned laundry up on your cross to dry in a gentle breeze. He’s the REAL Savior saving here.
If you are prepared, then the sinful temptations can be so obvious… Know that this scrambling Devil regroups… throws dark to soil your clean soul. If you see it – and even if you don’t see it coming – and you feel its effects – you can go to Jesus to do wash again and again.
How do you prepare for what you can not see? Stand on solid ground. That is how we survive those blindspot challenges to our faith – to our core strength… We can get lashed again and again by the same or new challenges – we will survive if we don’t put our faith on unstable ground – we will survive and certainly thrive when we firmly build our lives on rock- on the solid foundation of Jesus – then we have the best chance to survive the devil’s detailed attacks…
Matthew 7:24-27New Living Translation (NLT)
Building on a Solid Foundation
24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
They say the AIDS virus, HIV, will retreat to the spinal cord in a fraction of cases when treated with the powerful awesome medicines available these days. These RNA viruses will regroup, and mutate as if to create a new tactic to infect again… Viruses mutate all the time… Yes – that is the same tactic that the Devil will try – he will retreat to your blindspot – come up with something new or re-mutated old – and when your aren’t looking – will splash you with it. Look at the waves coming and reach to Jesus to calm them – just like Peter who lost faith and sank – there will be times that the blindspot challenges will shake you and try to knock you over – but if you prepare and keep Jesus in your boat – in your heart – in your soul – you will be on solid ground – and calm.
Remember Matthew 8:26 “He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.”